(Losec® , Omeprazole)
Available as tablets or capsules.
Gastro-Resistant Capsules, Gastro-Resistant Capsules
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Available as something for placing on your gum?
Available as granules?
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
Available as an injection?
Available as nasal/oral spray?
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing tablets or opening capsules is not recommended.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes - some tablets
Yes - some
Soluble tablet strength
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Transdermal patch strength
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Are specials or imports available?
Licensed alternative available. Alternative strength on Specials Tariff
2mg/ml, 4mg/ml - licensed; 40mg/5ml - special
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Oral liquid is licensed. 1. Flush the enteral tube with 5mL of water 2. Administer the required dose of Omeprazole Oral Suspension with a suitable measuring device. 3. Flush the enteral tube with 5mL of water This product is compatible for use with Polyurethane and PVC nasogastric (NG) and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes of size 6 Fr to 16 Fr. For the smallest diameter tubes (6 Fr) a smaller flush volume of 2ml may be used to support the use in very young children where fluid intake restriction may be of relevance.
Tablets and Capsules contain enteric coated pellets that should not be crushed or chewed.